The University of Maine at Augusta will dedicate its baseball fields to Norm and Teresa Elvin in recognition of their generous support of UMA and their dedication to the Augusta community. The event will take place on Thursday, May 17th at 4:30 p.m. in the Maine Municipal Association (MMA) Parking Lot adjacent to the baseball fields.
Given that the UMA’s baseball fields are a true ‘community collaboration’, it is a fitting tribute to dedicate the baseball fields to the Elvins. Through a unique partnership, UMA and the City of Augusta have found a way to expand access to UMA’s baseball fields. The City of Augusta youth and adult sports teams utilize UMA’s baseball fields in exchange for the City’s maintenance of the baseball fields, thereby expanding community access to the field space.
Norm and Teresa are champions of UMA and its mission to transform the lives of students of every age and background across the state of Maine through access to high-quality distance and on-site education. Through their support, students have received scholarships from the UMA 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund for Non-Traditional Learners. Many times this funding will allow students who have exhausted all other sources of aid to complete their degrees.
In addition to their support of UMA, Norm and Teresa Elvin have also given much to the Augusta community. Among their many philanthropic endeavors, they have played a significant role in the following initiatives and organizations; the new Cony High School construction, Kennebec Valley YMCA, Lithgow Library addition, Kennebec River Rail Trail, Bond Brook Recreational Area, Waterville Opera House, KV Humane Society, Friends of Cobbossee Watershed, Thomas College, Kennebec Land Trust, Augusta Food Bank, and the Kennebec Historical Society.
In addition to this dedication, Norm was presented with the John Bridge Award from the Kennebec Valley YMCA in 2017 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.